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DR. CHRIS NWABUEZE NGIGE v. PROFESSOR DORA NKEM AKUNYILI & ORS.

(2011) JELR 34655 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/EPT/39/2011 (CON)  •  2 Dec 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDULKADIR JCA; AYOBODE OLUJUMI LOKULO-SODIPE JCA; SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI JCA;

Judgement

AYOBODE OLUJUMI LOKULO-SODIPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The above stated appeals were lodged by the 1st Respondent in Petition No.EPT/AN/NAE/SE/26/2011 - Dr. Chris Ngige, against the Rulings delivered by the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, Awka Anambra State (hereafter simply referred to as "the Tribunal"), on 4/10/2011 and 7/10/2011 respectively, in the aforementioned Petition No.E PT/AN/NAE/SE/26/2011 .

The three appeals were entertained on 30/11/2011 and these judgments are in relation to each of the said appeals.

APPEAL NO.CA/E/EPT/39/2011:

The 1st and 2nd Respondents as Petitioners instituted Petition No.EPT/AN/NAE/SE/26/2011 (hereafter simply referred to as "the Petition") on 17/5/2011 before the Tribunal challenging the declaration and return of the 1st Respondent (hereafter to be simply referred to as "the Appellant") as the winner of the election to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for Anambra Central Senatorial District …

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